Light heavyweight bout added to UFC Fight Night 83

UFC officials have added another key bout to the upcoming UFC Fight Night 83 card. That new bout will come from the light heavyweight division when Jimi Manuwa and Nikita Krylov battle it out.

Manuwa (15-2) holds a 4-1 UFC record and is coming off a loss to Anthony Johnson in September, which broke his winning streak.

Krylov (19-4) is on a roll since dropping to light heavyweight, as he is 3-1 in his last four and has won three straight fights with wins over Marcos Rogerio de Lima, Stanislav Nedkov and Cody Donovan.

UFC Fight Night 83 takes place Feb 27 at The O2 in London. The promotion has not revealed the U.S. broadcast plans for this event.

Here is the updated card for the event:

  • Michael Bisping vs. Gegard Mousasi
  • Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Wilkinson
  • Rustam Khabilov vs. Norman Parke
  • Jimi Manuwa vs. Nikita Krylov
  • Tom Breese vs. Keita Nakamura
  • Henry Briones vs. Brad Pickett
  • Davey Grant vs. Marlon Vera
  • Arnold Allen vs. Yaotzin Meza
  • Martin Svensson vs. David Teymur
  • Chris Dempsey vs. Krzysztof Jotko
  • Scott Askham vs. Chris Dempsey
  • Teemu Packalen vs. Lukasz Sajewski
  • Jarjis Danho vs. Daniel Omielanczuk

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